I don't know what's going on, but I think our house doesn't like cats.
Tuesday was the first time Phred went outside. After his first three days inside, he just sniffed around the house--literally, around the outside of the house--and came back in. That made us all happy that he was happy being an indoors cat.
On Saturday night, during a break in our 4 days of constant rain, he meandered outside. We expected him to stay around like he did before. We were wrong. We haven't seen him in over 24 hours now.
I will keep you posted.